Zero Suicide Healthcare & Crisis Now Co-founders Michael F. Hogan, PhD, and David W. Covington, LPC, MBA, wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today urging the agency to use 6-1-1 for mental health and suicide crisis. They state that just as it’s unimaginable 9-1-1 would share its
Letter to the Editor | Becky Stoll says we need a dedicated N11 solely for mental health and suicide crisis. Adding this responsibility to either 211 or 911 would create confusion, unnecessarily delays, and inadequate response during people’s most challenging moments. It would also hinder public messaging.
The murder of Kitty Genovese in Queens, New York, in 1964 sparked outrage and was one of the driving forces behind the 911 emergency call system people know and depend on today. It wasn’t the murder itself that left people incensed but that 38 people witnessed Winston Moseley kill Genovese